There’s no doubt some of the most common cosmetic issues affecting both men and women include moles, skin tags, clogged pores and age spots. These skin issues often result from hormonal imbalance, unhealthy lifestyle or simply genetics. But, the list of causes is much longer.
Although you can find a wide array of over-the-counter products to treat skin issues such as warts or tags, these products are not always the safest solution as they are often filled with harsh chemicals that do more damage than good. These harsh chemicals can irritate your skin, especially if it’s sensitive.
On the other, natural medicine provides effective, chemical-free solutions for excellent skin care. If you read on, you’ll find out how you can treat these common skin issues completely naturally.
Warts are small bumps on the skin or mucous membranes caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV. They are common and normally treated with salicylic acid or freezing. Some people also like to wrap warts in duct tape. However, there are some other more natural options you could try.
The easiest method for wart removal is to use a banana peel. All you have to do is rub the wart every night with a banana peel for two weeks. The wart will vanish.
You can remove a wart in two weeks with the use of crushed garlic and garlic juice. Rub crushed garlic on the wart every night and put a bandage over it. You should also apply garlic juice to the wart twice a day.
Pure Raw Honey
The benefits of honey are well recorded and wart removal is one of them. All you have to do is rub honey on the wart at night and wrap it with a bandage. The honey will slowly remove the wart. There are even cases of warts not returning after honey had been used to treat them.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another natural wart remover. Like most natural wart removers, you apply apple cider vinegar at night. You soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and hold it in place with a bandage. It can be left in place overnight or for 24 hours, although it should be replaced every day. The wart will slowly shrivel up and disappear.
Removing Skin Tags
Skin tags are growths of skin that stick out from the skin surface. They normally form around the neck, upper chest, underarms and eyelids. The most common cause of skin tags is from skin rubbing against skin. The common treatments for skin tags include tying off, cutting off, and freezing. Nevertheless, there are some natural remedies available for you to use at home.
Tea Tree Oil
This process is a bit slower than most (up to one month) but is much safer for skin tags found around the eyes. All you need to do is soak a cotton ball with water and add a couple drops of tea tree oil. Then you dab the cotton ball on the skin tag and cover with a bandage. You repeat this process two to three times a day.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
A castor oil and baking soda combination is a great way to remove skin tags. You mix the baking soda and castor oil together so that it forms a paste. You then apply the paste to the skin tag and cover with a bandage. Repeat the process two to three times a day and store extra paste in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze it to remove any excess. Then dab the skin tag with the apple cider vinegar. You can leave the apple cider vinegar on for as long as you want, it does have a strong smell. It will take several days, but the skin tag will darken and fall off.
Moles are common, and many adults and children have them. They can appear at any time of life and are actually close groupings of skin pigmentation cells called melanocytes. Some causes of moles include genetics and exposure to the sun.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
A mixture of castor oil and baking soda will successfully remove moles. All you need to do is mix the castor oil and baking soda into a gummy paste, put it on the mole, and cover it with a bandage. Remove the bandage in the morning and rinse the area. This should be done every other evening.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a fantastic method to remove moles. You soak up the apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball, tape the cotton ball to the mole with a bandage or medical tape and leave it there for eight hours a day. The mole will blacken and fall off.
You can use garlic extract or just plain garlic to remove a mole. First, you must protect the skin around the mole with masking tape or petroleum jelly (as they recommend). Instead, a petroleum jelly alternative (as we recommend) (alternatives are usually made from beeswax and oil). Then you either apply garlic extract or pressed garlic to the mole. Cover with a bandage for four hours and repeat the process daily.
Removing Dark Spots
Dark spots or age spots are discolored patches that appear on the skin. They are more commonly found on the face, hands and forearms. Although most doctors are unsure of the real cause for dark spots, many believe it is due to sun exposure and an aging liver. Here are some natural ways to remove dark spots.
Vitamin C Serums
Vitamin C serums for the skin must contain topically active vitamin C. Looks for hand-crafted, chemical-free, organic products. If you find the right product, the results against dark spots and damaged skin can be miraculous.
Onion is a great ingredient for removing dark spots. All you have to do is juice or blend the onion and apply it to the dark spot. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off. Apply once a day until the dark spot disappears.
Horseradish is an excellent dark spot remover. If you mix horseradish with vinegar, it will slowly remove the dark spot on your skin. Mix vinegar and horseradish together and apply to the dark spot daily. The dark spot will slowly fade away.
Lemon is another dark spot remover. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on the dark spot twice a day. The lemon will naturally bleach the dark spot.
Aloe is a great substance for removing dark spots. All you need to do is put fresh aloe on the dark spot and leave it on for 30 minutes. We always recommend that you use the inner gel of fresh aloe that may be grown almost anywhere as a house plant.
Clearing Out Clogged Pores
Oil buildup on the skin can cause pores to clog and make the skin look bumpy. This is not a serious condition, but they need to be removed if you want smooth skin. Also, if clogged pores are left alone for too long, they may become infected.
Steaming is a great way to unclog pores. Pull your hair back and wash your face. Then boil water on the stove and place your face over the pot. Cover your head with a towel, so you get as much steam as possible and continue for 10 to 15 minutes. Afterward, wash your face and rinse it a few times with warm water. Then apply some vinegar to clean up any extra debris.
Exfoliating is another great way to unclog pores and the sugar scrub is best. Create a paste with sugar and lemon and rub it with an organic cotton washcloth on the area with clogged pores in a circular motion. Wash your face and rinse it with warm water when you are done the scrubbing.